Ohio Healthcare Informatics School - OH
In Ohio, there are many nursing programs available: 40 associate degree programs, 31 baccalaureate degree programs, and 18 master degree programs. These nursing programs cover many specialties in nursing which can prepare you for a career in nurse informatics. Many of the master degree programs offer administration in healthcare degrees while one of these programs has a degree specific to nurse informatics.
Ohio nursing informatics programs are designed to prepare students to work with the technology being used in healthcare as it relates to patient care, documentation, and administrative tasks. The program is three semesters, in which students will take 37 credits. Students will take classes like “Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Informatics” and “Health Care Delivery, Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice”. The coursework focuses on informatics teaching policy and laws, how to use the technology (creating and maintaining databases), and also evidence based practice for nursing. The program allows for students to specialize within informatics, whether its database management or technology implementation. Another significant part of the program is that students complete a 500-hour internship in the field, which can be used for the hour requirements for the nurse informatics credential from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.